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Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects

Researchers have discovered evidence that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better than resistance exercise, which involves strength training with weights. In a study published in the European Heart Journal [1], researchers … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Two genomic tests identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from new drugs: latest results from I-SPY 2 trial

Dublin, Ireland: New results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalised medicine ever … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Women who are ‘larks’ have a lower risk of developing breast cancer: analyses of genetic variants show the effect of sleep on breast cancer risk

Glasgow, UK: Women who are “larks”, functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference today. The … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Researchers map ‘family trees’ of acute myeloid leukaemia for the first time in patients treated with enasidenib

Paris, France: For the first time, a team of international researchers have mapped the family trees of cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) to understand how this blood cancer responds to a new drug, enasidenib. The work also explains … Continue reading

Published Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons

Milan, Italy: Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, the radiocarbon techniques*, that are commonly used to date and … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Genomic testing for the causes of stillbirth, fœtal congenital abnormalities and neonatal death can provide hard-to-get answers and should be considered for routine use

Milan, Italy: Pregnancy loss and the death of a new-born baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy. Discovering the cause of such a loss is of great importance for … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Individual access to genomic disease risk factors has a beneficial impact on lifestyles

Milan, Italy: Giving personal genomic information to individuals can have a major, long-term effect on their lifestyle, researchers have found. The Finnish GeneRISK study, providing information on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on their genome and traditional risk … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Whole Genome Sequencing helps diagnosis and reduces healthcare costs for neonates in intensive care

Milan, Italy: Children who are born severely ill or who develop serious illness in the first few weeks of life are often difficult to diagnose, with considerable implications for their short and longer-term care. Whole genome sequencing* carried out quickly … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Rapid bedside genetic testing can prevent antibiotic-related hearing loss in new-borns treated for sepsis

Milan, Italy: More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis [1]. In the UK there are approximately 90,000 admissions to neonatal intensive care units per year. Nearly all these patients receive antibiotic … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer reduces risk of dying from the disease in BRCA1 mutation carriers – but does not reduce further the already low risk in BRCA2 carriers

Barcelona, Spain: Healthy women who carry a breast cancer-causing mutation in the BRCA1 gene, not only reduce their risk of developing the disease but also their chances of dying from it if they have both breasts removed, according to new … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics
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